MediaWiki edit comment formatting denial of service

mediawiki-comment-format-dos (24478) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MediaWiki is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by improper handling of edit comment formatting. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a malformed URL to cause an infinite loop, which would result in a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 3.5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 2.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

For MediaWiki 1.4.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.4.14 or later), available from the MediaWiki Download Web page. See References.

For MediaWiki 1.3.x:
Upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki (1.5.6 or later), available from the MediaWiki Download Web page. See References.

References:

  • Release Name: MediaWiki 1.5.6: MediaWiki release notes.
  • CVE-2006-0322: Unspecified vulnerability the edit comment formatting functionality in MediaWiki 1.5.x before 1.5.6 and 1.4.x before 1.4.14 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via certain malformed links.
  • OSVDB ID: 22910: MediaWiki Edit Comment Formatting Crafted URL DoS
  • SA18711: MediaWiki Edit Comment Formatting Denial of Service
  • SUSE-SR:2006:003: SUSE Security Summary Report

Platforms Affected:

  • Wikimedia Foundation MediaWiki 1.4.x before 1.4.14
  • Wikimedia Foundation MediaWiki 1.5.x before 1.5.6

Reported:

Feb 03, 2006

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